This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Before and After

Well, I'm sure all of you are sick to death of hearing about our kitchen, so GOOD NEWS!! -- This is the last entry talking about it!!!  

Anyway, I'm posting these before/after photos to show the dramatic change we've been blessed to experience over the last four weeks. (Demo was October 15; completion was today--November 10. That's pretty amazing, I think!) The ONLY thing left is the installation of the range hood. We can function fully without it, so for all practical purposes we're done!


The picture at the top is the way the kitchen looked when we were "house shopping" back in 2002. I think this was taken during the "walk-thru" after we had entered escrow.  Anyway, it was definitely before we redecorated/painted the rest of the house.

The two pictures above show how the kitchen looked
on October 15--the morning of demolition.

This was taken about 4 hours after the
pictures above on "demo" day.

These two photos were taken this
morning.  Finished at last!!!


Diane Davis said...

Don and Lyn --- it is beautiful!!! i love the granite. i'm sure you are happy to have it done. looks like it was well worth the wait! :)

John B said...

Looks great! When do we eat? Just kidding! The cabinets above the range came out right? I think you mentioned that in an early post, but the photos don't show that angle...

Heidi said...

Gorgeous! Does it give your house that "new house" smell? I love that. I can't believe how quickly it all came together - very cool!

Don said...

John, you're right. We ripped those puppies out! But adding the new ones at the far end actually gave us more storage than the overheads did.

And "new" smell. We're just glad to have gotten the glue smell out of the house--the stuff they use to attach the granite is HORRIBLE!! yikes.

When the drywall first went in it smelled new. Then the paint obliterated that. The fridge smells new when you open it...that's nice! :)

elphabecca said...

What a fabulous renovation! Did you guys do the plans yourself?
Obliterated - I love that word. Enjoy your NEW kitchen! Lovely!

Kristi said...

Simply stunning. I'm hungry. I'm coming over!

johnsonandjohnson said...

Dad---are you so excited? The comments are back to a big font? (At least on my computer)

Don said...

Hey, Jen. YES I AM!!! This is cool. I can read again!

Stacey said...

Don and Lyn....Beautiful!!!! Just Beautiful. Can't wait to see in it person! (hint hint!) Love you guys!